|Country of Birth||South Korea|
|Peak League||Challenger I|
|Team||Start Date||End Date||Role|
|SKT T1 K||2/2013||11/2014||
Impact was born on March 7, 1995 in South Korea. He currently lives in Los Angeles. He has one of the most storied histories in competitive League of Legends. Starting off on the South Korean teams Xenics Storm and Tempest, he eventually landed a spot on SK Telecom T1. The team became a powerhouse in South Korea and won the Season 3 World Championship, with Impact becoming known for his impressive Jax performances. Sadly in the following year SKT's performance became progressively worse and they failed to qualify for Worlds.
With his own play not being what it used to be, Impact left SKT and joined Team Impulse at the start of 2015. The team was in the upper-half of the LCS throughout the year but never seemed to keep it together when it came time for playoffs. After failing to reach Worlds, they were eventually bought out by NRG eSports. Unfortunately it took one split for NRG to flounder and get relegated. Impact was able to get a spot on Cloud9 in the Summer. Despite not winning the split with them, Impact was widely praised for his incredible play in the Summer Playoffs, with a "top die" meme being created around him by the community following one of his interviews.
Impact would eventually leave C9 and joined Team Liquid for 2018. This proved to be a great move as the team ended up winning the Spring Split, giving Impact his first NA LCS championship.
Jung "Impact" Eon-yeong started his career as a support for Xenics Storm. The roster qualified for the first OGN season, Azubu The Champions Spring 2012 and even made it to the semifinals. They ended in third place after losing 3-2 to MiG Frost but they beat Team OP 2-1 in the third place match. The team's top 4 placing secured them a round of 16 spot in Azubu The Champions Summer 2012. Xenics made it to the round of 8 again but dropped 2-0 to Azubu Blaze this time. Xenics was seeded into the second round of the Season 2 Korea Regional Finals but they lost 3-0 to NaJin Sword. Impact left the team in October of 2012 to join Tempest but rejoined after that team was picked up by the Xenics organization.
Impact left the Xenics team in February of 2013 to join the brand new roster of SK Telecom T1 2 that featured bengi, Faker, Piglet, and PoohManDu. The team's first tournament together was OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013 where the team found immediate success. They placed third after losing 3-1 to MVP Ozone but they beat CJ Entus Frost 3-0 in the third place match. SKT1 2's sister team, SK Telecom T1 1 was dropped from the organization so Impact's team was renamed to just SK Telecom T1. Next, they attended HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013, this time managing to qualify for the finals. They were pitted against the KT Rolster Bullets and even went down 2-0 initially in the set but they managed to bring it back and win the tournament with a 3-2 victory. This win earned them enough circuit points to qualify for the Season 3 Korea Regional Finals. They were automatically seeded into the finals where they faced the Bullets once again, this time taking them down 3-1 to qualify for the Season 3 World Championship as the third seed from Korea. SKT went 7-1 in their group, only dropping a game to OMG and was put against the Gamania Bears in the quarterfinals. They quickly dispatched the bears 2-0 and then went onto play a close set against NaJin Black Sword that they eventually won 3-2. The finals saw SKT playing against the Chinese Royal Club. Royal was no match for SKT and the set ended with a quick 3-0 and the crowning of SK Telecom as the Season 3 World Champions. A month later, the team was renamed to SK Telecom T1 K.
SK Telecom continued their streak of domination at PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014. In an unprecedented show of strength, SKT managed to sweep the entirety of the tournament, culminating in a 3-0 victory over Samsung Galaxy Ozone. This is widely considered to be the most impressive feat achieved by any team as OGN is thought to have the highest level of competition in League of Legends. However, HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014 began the steady decline of SKT K as a team. They were upset in the group stages by the KT Rolster Arrows and barely scraped through to playoffs. They then met Samsung Ozone in the quarterfinals and were swiftly beaten 3-1. Due to having the most circuit points in Korea, they were invited to participate in All-Star Paris 2014. After winning 6 games in a row, they 3-0'd OMG to take the tournament without dropping a game. They came back to Korea for HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014 but fell in the quarterfinals again with a 3-1 loss to Samsung White. SKT was forced to play a tiebreaker against Samsung White to determine who would go to the 2014 Season World Championship as the second seed from Korea. White was too strong for SKT, quickly sweeping them 3-0. SKT was knocked into the finals of the gauntlet where they faced a red hot NaJin White Shield that took out the former World Champions 3-1.
Changes to the OGN rules forced SKT K and SKT S to merge to form SK Telecom T1 in early December of 2014. Two weeks later, Impact left the team to join Team Impulse as their top laner. After using Rhux as a substitute for Impact in the first week, Team Impulse finished the round robin with an 11-7 record, in fourth place. In the playoffs, they defeated Gravity before losing to Team SoloMid and then Team Liquid, placing fourth overall. In the summer season, Team Impulse started shakily, placing no higher than sixth through the end of the fifth week. Starting in the sixth week, the team went on a massive winning streak, which was almost able to continue through two roster changes: first, Adrian sat out one game and was replaced by Gate; and second, XiaoWeiXiao was suspended pending an investigation into Elo boosting prior to the ninth week, prompting Adrian to return and Gate to move back to his primary role of mid lane to replace XiaoWeiXiao. This temporary suspension was eventually lengthened to a competitive ban until February 2016. Regardless, Team Impulse finished the last week tied for third place with Gravity and then won their tiebreaker game.
In the summer playoffs, the team beat Dignitas 3-0 before losing to both Counter Logic Gaming and Team Liquid to finish fourth, leaving them with the second-place spot in the Regional Final due to Championship Points. There, they became the second team in a row to fall to underdogs Cloud9 in a reverse sweep and so fell short of the World Championship.
Impact left Team Impulse in November to join the new LCS team NRG eSports, as their top laner. NRG started the |LCS strong, tied for either first or second place through the first four weeks, but after the fifth week they fell down to fifth place and remained there for the rest of the season. They were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. After the conclusion of the split, Impact left NRG and joined Cloud9.
- His favorite champions are Alistar, Sona, Janna, Lee Sin, and Gangplank.
- Famous for trolling HotshotGG using jungle AP Master Yi on NA server when Korean server was not yet released.
|2015-08-30||2015 Season North America Regional Finals||Tip 2 : 3 Cloud9|
|2015-08-22||2015 NA LCS Summer Playoffs||Tip 1 : 3 Team Liquid|
|2015-04-18||2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs||Tip 2 : 3 Team Liquid|
|2014-08-30||2014 Season Korea Regional Finals||skt t1 k 1 : 3 NaJin White Shield|
|2014-08-09||ITENJOY NLB Summer 2014||skt t1 k 3 : 0 NaJin Black Sword|
|2014-06-08||SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014||skt t1 0 : 3 Samsung Galaxy|
|2014-05-14||bigfile NLB Spring 2014||skt t1 k 3 : 0 KT Rolster Bullets|
|2014-05-11||All-Star Paris 2014||skt t1 k 3 : 0 Oh My God|
|2014-01-25||PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014||skt t1 k 3 : 0 Samsung Ozone|
|2013-10-04||Season 3 World Championship||skt 3 : 0 Royal Club|
|2013-09-07||Season 3 Korea Regional Finals||SK Telecom T1 3 : 1 KT Rolster Bullets|
|2013-08-31||HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013||SK Telecom T1 3 : 2 KT Rolster Bullets|
|2013-06-29||AMD-INVEN GamExperience||SK Telecom T1 0 : 2 MVP Ozone|
|2013-06-05||OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013||SK Telecom T1 2 3 : 0 CJ Entus Frost|
|2013-02-23||OGN Club Masters||Xenics-OP United 2 : 3 MVP|
|2012-09-19||Season Two Regional Finals - Seoul||xenics storm 0 : 3 NaJin Sword|
|2012-05-19||Azubu The Champions Spring 2012||xenics storm 2 : 1 Team OP|
- September 20th - LolKing's S3 Worlds Coverage - Interview with Impact (Jun Eon-Yeong) (video) with LolKing
- May 13th - SKT's Impact on their win versus OMG in the All-Stars Final with onGamers
- February 1st - True LoL Show - Impact (KR)(EN) with OnGameNet
- February 8th - True LoL Show Impact 2 (KR)(EN) with OnGameNet
- February 4th - NA LCS 2015: Impact "In Korea you make mistake, you lose...In NA...they like to throw." with SK Gaming
- March 2nd - TIP Impact discusses their match versus TSM and American food (video) with onGamers
- March 9th - Impact on the Riot feature with Piglet, TiP's rising tide, and his birthday gifts from fans with onGamers
- July 16th - Impact on TIP's 2 - 0, Interacting with Fans, Format Changes with GameSpot
- March 1st - Impact and GBM talk about playing with LOD, NRG's weaknesses and preparing for Vegas with TheScoreEsports
- May 11th - In-depth with: Impact discusses the highs and lows of his lone season with NRG eSports with TheScoreEsports
- October 13th - Impact argues in favor of Korean bootcamps and says claims that they hurt performance are 'plain excuses' with YAHOO! Esports
- December 8th - Impact on SKT Huni: ‘I had a little bit of doubt… he has to adjust his play style from the western practicing regime and come back to the Korean style’ with YAHOO! Esports
- January 20th - C9 Impact: "It feels like junglers are a bit too powerful" with Inven Global
- January 25th - C9 Impact on recent Korean imports: “I think they’ll need about a year” to be comfortable. with Slingshot Esports
- June 19th - Impact on advice he received from kkOma: “When I went to America, he told me this: ‘Don’t think too much about what other people are doing and just focus on yourself.'” with Slingshot Esports
- September 24th - '임팩트' 정언영 "우리 팀 장점? 선수들이 긍정적" with FOMOS
- October 15th - Cloud9 '임팩트' 정언영, "8강전에서 Team WE 만나고 싶다" with Inven
Articles & Videos
- February 14th - THE KOREAN STRUGGLE: ADAPTING TO THE NA LCS by Robert 'Roscoe' Wery (lolesports.com)
- August 8th - Jack of All Trades: an in-depth look at Team Impulse's Impact by Tyler 'Fionn' Erzberger (thescoreesports.com)
- August 21st - WATCH FOR THESE PLAYERS IN THE LCS FINALS AND 3RD PLACE MATCHES by Emily 'LynnMinmay' Rand
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- October 18th - Impact: 'I don't think there are any other better plans than bootcamping in Korea' by Daniel Rosen (thescoreesports.com)
- November 5th - Emily Rand's NA 2016 Player Awards and All-Star Votes by Emily Rand (thescoreesports.com)
- December 6th - Moments of Mayhem: Team Fire by LoL Esports
- December 7th - A Seriously Not Serious Guide: ASE 1v1 Tournament by Kien Lam (lolesports.com)
- December 10th - NA All-Star team on breakups, reunions and other relationships on the Rift by Daniel Rosen (thescoreesports.com)
- March 28th - The top 10 players in the NA LCS by TheScore Esports
- April 11th - DUOS: Impact and Ray by LoL Esports
- May 2nd - Top 10 Korean Imports in the West by H2k
- September 27th - Impact talks worlds play-in stage, group draws and a potential matchup with Huni by Andrew Kim (slingshotesports.com)
- Cloud9's Tweet twitter.com